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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Amir Eshel
Masked Hamas police beat and detained members of the Gaza Strip's tiny Shiite community during a religious commemoration last week, a follower and local rights groups said Tuesday, accusing their Islamist rulers of religious intolerance.
On Tuesday, at an international space conference and just hours before the "event" in Syria, Gen. Amir Eshel, chief of staff of the Israeli air force, said Syria is an example of "the weakening governance in neighboring countries that heralds greater exposure to hostile activity."
Military planning division chief Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel said if Tehran attains atomic weapons, that could constrain Israel from striking Iranian-backed Islamist groups Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.